• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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The Hardship-Inspired Franchise?

While the economy is on the mend and employment is on the rise, there are still millions of people out of work. Some are still looking for jobs, some have gone back to school, but for many experienced workers who left their last job with a golden handshake, starting a franchise business seems like the […] Read More

Franchises that Appeal to Millennials

The Baby Boomers have been the consumers to care about for a while now, driving high-profit franchise business opportunities like senior home health care and personal spa service boutiques. But the Millennials are nearly as large a generation as the baby Boomers, and they are becoming a purchasing force to be reckoned with. If you […] Read More

Who Started Out as a Franchisee?

Franchise businesses appeal to celebrities as investments, to retired people looking for a second career, to new college grads having trouble finding a job. But they also appeal to plenty of savvy businesspeople. One example you might not have heard about: Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. “Mr. Sam,” as Walmart associates fondly called him, […] Read More

Franchise Technology

Some older Americans aren’t as tech savvy as younger people: 41% don’t use the internet at all and 23% don’t have cell phones. Some younger Americans aren’t as tech savvy as we think they are. American 20-somethings are good with computers in the same way they’re good with electricity because the can turn on the […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Do I Scope Out the Competition?

September 9, 2014 - Before you decide which franchise opportunity to invest in, you’ll want to get a clear sense of your competition. Once you determine the exclusive territory you »


How Do I Know Which Franchise Will Do Well in My Neighborhood?

August 25, 2014 - Choosing the right franchise certainly depends on your skills and interests, but you want to make money with your franchise, not just have fun. That makes it important »


Learning to Follow A Proven Business System

August 19, 2014 - They say that you have to learn from others’ mistakes because you don’t have time to make all the mistakes yourself. The best franchises are an embodiment of that »


How Do I Assess Risk in Franchise Opportunities?

August 12, 2014 - Is the glass half full or half empty? If you’re an optimist, you may tend to look on the sunny side, but you should take a minute – or perhaps much longer – to look at »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • PostNet

    PostNet is the business behind America's small business. With 27 million small businesses in the U.S., the market for PostNet services is huge. The PostNet brand name was established in 1985, and today, has 700 locations around the world. Join our team...we support you from day one!

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Urban Vendor

    If you're interested in building a healthy vending business, look no further than a business opportunity with Urban Vendor. Urban Vendor will provide you with in-depth training and one-on-one coaching as well as premium vending locations. Operationally, there is no better company to affiliate with. Inventory management, accounting tools....they have it all. Area development opportunities available!

    Filta

    One of the top 10 reasons to own a Filta franchise is that they guarantee initial customers! On top of that, Filta can be run from home, with low overheads and no previous experience is necessary. Weekly repeat business! Multiple streams of income! Learn more about this amazing franchise business today.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Archadeck Outdoor Living

    Since 1980, Archadeck has been the leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces. Archadeck franchise owners benefit from a proven sales process, strong market demand, low overhead costs, and a strong financial picture.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Visiting Angels

    Visiting Angels is AMERICA’S CHOICE IN HOMECARE®. Designated a "5-Star Best Franchises" ranking from America's Best Franchises while being ranked #2 of all Senior Care Franchises and Ranked #10 in the Top 500 “Best of the Best” - Franchise Business Review. Average 2014 Franchisee revenue of $1,000,000/year.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Top Ten Percent

    Local business owners will benefit from the Mobile Marketing power of Top Ten Percent. As a franchise owner you'll evaluate and select the top business owners in your area. Then, you'll provide them with a mobile platform to market their business at a discount to consumers in your area. This is 21st Century marketing at its best and you can take advantage of it. Learn more.

    Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams, a low initial investment, residual income every year, quick start-up and an experienced team of professionals to support and help build your business! Learn more about this amazing franchise opportunity.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $20k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Learn more now!
  • Grow Vending

    The Grow Modular Vendor System is about better efficiency for the owner and state-of-the-art technology. This vendor system offers a revolutionary breakthrough approach to vending. Healthy vending that is superior to any other vending system.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Express Employment Professionals

    Express Franchising is the fastest-growing company in the $137 billion staffing industry. Our business services franchise model allows franchise owners the ability to create a high level of success and quality of life.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Fresh Healthy Vending

    You can join the healthy vending revolution and own a Fresh Healthy Vending franchise business. We're way more than just another vending franchise. Healthy vending is a huge untapped market and Fresh Healthy Vending is the first with a breakthrough system that gives you the edge. We're the biggest! We're the market leader! We're the experts in Fresh Healthy Vending! Join our team and see what going way beyond support really means.

    Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!

    5-Star Best Franchises